Beyond Basics in Mare Reproduction – Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions


Date: Fri 26th Aug 2022 - Sat 27th Aug 2022
Venue: Brazos Valley Equine Hospital
Location: Navasota, near Houston, TX (Houston Intercontinental Airport)
Contact Hours: 21 hrs – Lecture Series (11 hrs, online) & On-Location (10 hrs) - RACE Approved
Course Language: English
Price:
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ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet -
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USD 1290.00
USD 1390.00
2nd vet, same clinic -
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USD 1230.00
USD 1320.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
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USD 2090.00
USD 2300.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) -
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USD 695.00
USD 695.00
Veterinary Student -
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USD 260.00
USD 280.00
TEVA member -
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USD 1090.00
USD 1190.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 17th July 2022
Registration Deadline: Friday 29th July 2022
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1.5-Day On-Location Portion (10 hrs, worth $1020):   Fri 26 – Sat 27 August 2022

Friday 3:00 – 7:30pm:  Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm:  Practical Sessions

 

11 hrs of Online Lectures (on-demand, worth $495)At your leisure

Attendees are expected to have worked through this Lecture Series before coming to the on-location portion of the course. Contact us if you have previously purchased this webinar series.

Total Continuing Education Hours:   21 hrs

 

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This practical course was developed for equine veterinarians with some practical experience and a working knowledge in mare reproduction. The lectures will focus on the diagnosis, management and latest techniques in artificial insemination, including semen management to maximize pregnancy rates in barren and subfertile mares as well as on the pregnant mare including management of twin pregnancies, fetal sexing, pre- and post-partum related problems and peri-partum emergencies incl. dystocia & retained fetal membranes etc.

To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first worked through the  corresponding online Lecture Series ‘Beyond Basics in Mare Reproduction’:

The online Lecture Series addresses the following hot topics via well-illustrated, case-discussions providing a platform for the panel of speakers to share pitfalls, erroneous clinical conclusions and useful tips and tricks:

  • Routine Management of Mares for chilled and frozen Insemination
  • Examining the Barren Mare (incl. use of ultrasonography in the subfertile mare)
  • Placentitis  - thinking beyond CUPT  
  • Hysteroscopic Examination of the Mare
  • Foetal  Sexing – 56 – 75 days
  • Foetal Sexing – Day 110 & Beyond
  • Preventing early pregnancy failure in natural and assisted breeding
  • Risk Factors for Non-Pregnancy in Mares
  • Managing Semen for Deep Horn Insemination (DHI)
  • Pre-Partum Reproductive Emergencies
  • Approach to Dystocia in the Field
  • Post-Partum Reproductive Emergencies (incl. Retained Fetal Membranes)

Day 1 starts at 3:00PM with 3 hours of interactive Case-Discussions, Q&A which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists.  This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.

On the second day, 7 hours of small group sessions (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine) will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses under the supervision of the specialists.  There will furthermore be plenty of time for discussions and each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations:

  • Ultrasound Examination (incl. Doppler)
  • Hysteroscopy & Processing Semen for DHI
  • Management of Mares & Uterine Sampling Techniques (Swabbing, flushing & biopsies etc.) 
  • Transrectal Ultrasound – Assessment of the Fetus & Utero-placental Unit
  • Transrectal & Percutaneous Ultrasonographic Fetal Sexing
  • Harvesting Tissues & Oocytes for Cloning/ICSI                

The course fee includes, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the Lecture Series (included in the price).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

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    Tom Stout
    VetMB, MA, PhD, Dipl.ECAR, KNMvD

    The Netherlands

    European & KNMvD Specialist in Equine Reproduction
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    Tom qualified from Cambridge University's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He performed his PhD, also at Cambridge, on 'Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy in the Mare' under the supervision of Professor W.R. 'Twink' Allen at the Equine Fertility Unit in Newmarket funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board. After a short period as Lecturer in Animal Reproduction at Cambridge Tom moved to Utrecht University to become a lecturer in equine reproduction. In 2007, he was appointed to the Chair of Equine Medicine and Reproduction at the Department of Equine Sciences and also to an extraordinary Chair in Reproduction at the University of Pretoria, Department of Production Animal Sciences. 


    Tom is a Diplomat of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR) and a Royal Dutch Veterinary Association specialist (KNMvD) in Equine Reproduction. He runs a busy clinical discipline working on all aspects of equine reproduction, with increasing emphasis on assisted reproduction and diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Tom's research interests are focussed on fertilisation, early embryonic development and early pregnancy loss in mares and in the relationships between semen quality and fertility in stallions. He is also involved in studies into semen quality and early embryonic development in farm animal and wildlife species and contraceptive techniques for the management of wild animal populations.

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    Jonathan Pycock
    BVetMed, PhD, Dipl.ESM, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    RCVS Specialist in Equine Medicine (Reproduction) (UK)
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    Jonathan is a world-renown expert in equine reproduction based in Yorkshire, England. He is a prolific publisher of papers and book chapters on equine reproduction, and edited the iconinc text, Equine Reproduction and Stud Medicine. He has worked successfully in private practice (developed his own first opinion and referral equine reproduction practice from scratch) as well as teaching and research. Jonathan has been a Member of Council of BEVA for 9 years and currently President Elect.  An enthusiastic provider of CPD, he delivers around 65 days of CPD annually, both within the UK and overseas.  He has contributed as a speaker or chairman of a session at every BEVE Congress for the last 25 years and is responsible for the BEVA Reproductive Ultrasound Course, which has been a sold-out course annually for the last 20 years.

    In 2012, Jonathan became an Equine Claims Consultant for the Veterinary Defence Society in the UK, in which capacity he has acted as an expert witness on many occasions. Jonathan’s main veterinary interests include ultrasonography, breeding the problem mare, and artificial insemination. His well-recognised sense of humour makes him a popular speaker at CPD events world-wide, and a very relaxed and relatable practical instructor.

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    Juan Samper
    DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl.ACT

    United States

    American Specialist in Theriogenology
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    Upon graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the National University in Colombia, Dr. Samper worked in private dairy and equine practice for a couple of years in his home country and subsequently he earned his Master’s and PhD at the University of Minnesota which focused on reproductive physiology and clinical reproduction. He then became a board-certified specialist in Theriogenology. From there he accepted a faculty position at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Three years later he joined a mixed practice in Vancouver BC as an associate, and a year and a half later he started his own practice, as a solo practitioner, which later grew into a multi-vet practice, which he sold after 25 years. He has also worked as an associate professor at Kansas State University and in industry for Sexing Technologies. In 2014 he joined the faculty at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where he worked as an associate dean for clinical affairs and professional opportunities at mentoring and monitoring the progress of the clinical year veterinary students in all their clinical affiliates around the world. Currently, Dr. Samper is a professor and serves as the associate dean for academic and student affairs at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida.

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    Joan Carrick
    BVSc, MVSc, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM (LAIM)

    Australia

    Australian Registered Specialist in Equine Medicine
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    Joan graduated from the University of Queensland’s Veterinary School in 1981, and was awarded a post graduate honours degree in Equine Medicine in 1984, for investigating the role of stress on the absorption of colostrum by newborn foals.  Joan spent 12 years working and studying in North American where she completed a residency in Large Animal Medicine and a Master of Veterinary Science at the WCVM, University Saskatchewan, Canada, for investigating the safe use of flunxin meglumine in newborn foals. In 1993 Dr. Carrick and was awarded a PhD by the University of Georgia, for investigating the effects of fish oils on the response of animals to endotoxin and then did a fellowship in critical care at the University of Tennessee Medical School and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Joan gained experience in gross and histopathology of neonatal foals, clinical pathology of endotoxic and septic shock horses as well as in clinical internal medicine of all large animals.

    While in North America, Joan frequently lectured about inflammation, shock, intensive care and omega-3 fatty acids to veterinarians, human intensive care specialists and biomedical researchers in the USA, Canada and Europe.  In 1997, she returned to Australia to work in equine practice including at Oakey Veterinary Hospital and the University of Melbourne. Joan joined the Scone Equine Hospital in 2005 as the veterinary advisor for the SEH laboratory and to complete RIRDC funded research into placentitis. This research resulted in a very successful clinical program to identify and treat mares with high risk pregnancies. Joan is currently a specialist consultant who manages high risk pregnant mares. This involves investigating the causes of a pregnancy loss or delivery of a critically ill neonate, then monitoring and treating mares in subsequent pregnancies so that healthy foals are born.

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    Angus McKinnon
    BVSc, MSc, DACT, DipVetMed., Diplomate ABVP

    Australia

    Australian Registered Specialist in Equine Reproduction
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    Angus graduated from Melbourne University in 1978, and worked in private practice for a year, before heading to Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1980 to work and study for a Diploma in Large Animal Medicine. He continued at Ontario Veterinary College as Assistant Professor in Large Animal Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction for the period 1982-84. Angus then travelled to Colorado State University, USA, where he was employed as Assistant Professor in Equine Reproduction and Field Service 1984-1988, and as Associate Professor in Equine Medicine and Field Service 1988.

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Course Program

 

Venue

Brazos Valley Equine Hospital - Navasota
6999 Hwy 6
Navasota, TX 77868


CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Brazos Valley Equine Hospital - Navasota

6999 Highway 6, Navasota, TX  77868

Phone: 936-825-2197

Website: https://bveh.com/

 

DIRECTIONS

From Houston Airport  

Take the TX-8 Beltway W from N Terminal Rd and John F Kennedy Blvd. Continue on TX-8 Beltway W for 9 miles. Take Sam Houston Tollway W and TX-249 N to Aggie Expressway in Montgomery County for 30 miles.  Get on Hwy 6 N/TX-6 N in Navasota from TX-105 W. Merge onto Hwy 6 N/TX-6 N. Turn right into clinic parking lot. 

From William P Hobby Airport 

Take Broadway St. to the I-45 N ramp for 8 miles. Follow I-610 W and US-290 W to Hwy 6 N/TX-6 N in Walker County. Take the TX-6 exit from TX-6 N/US-290 W for 64 miles.  Follow Hwy 6 N/TX-6 N for 21 miles to the clinic on the right. 

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

International airports

68 miles: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport 

89 miles: William P. Hobby Airport 

 

NEARBY HOTELS

Comfort Inn & Suites 

9345 Hwy 6 

Navasota, TX 77868 

Tel: 936-825-9461 

Web: https://www.choicehotels.com/texas/navasota/comfort-inn-hotels/txc49?mc=llgoxxpx

 

2.3 miles

$85

Best Western Inn of Navasota

8965 Hwy 6

Navasota, TX 77868

Tel: 936-870-4100

Web: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.44473.html?iata=00171880&ssob=BLBWI0004G&cid=BLBWI0004G:google:gmb:44473

 

2 miles

$88

Sleep Inn & Suites 

1846 Graham Rd.

College Station, TX 77845. 

Tel: 979-485-5482 

Web: https://www.choicehotels.com/texas/college-station/sleep-inn-hotels/txg77?mc=llgoxxpx

 

16 miles

$130

“ Really loved the course! The speakers were really good at sharing their knowledge and I learned a lot during the course. The course really met my expectations and beyond that. Thank you very much!”

Sandra Garôarsdóttir, Münster, Germany - Advance Mare Reproduction Course

“ A great hands-on & excellent content course. I would definitely recommend. ”

Rebecca Cox, Münster, Germany - Advance Mare Reproduction Course

“ Great course, where you can learn more about the special problems in breeding/Reproduction medicine. ”

Janina Dietz, Münster, Germany - Advance Mare Reproduction Course

 
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